Would a surgery on a bunion affect one's ability to play sports?

Possibly. This would depend on many factors: severity of the deformity, joint damage, healing ability and planned sports activity. If the articular cartilage of the joint is in good shape and you recover appropriately, most return to their normal sports activity. Addressing your deformity in a timely fashion works best. Waiting too long can lead to excessive joint damage. See your foot surgeon. ACFAS.org.

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Do you think a surgery on a bunion would affect sports playing ability?

It could. It could make it better or worse depending on the outcome and range of toe motion post op. Read more...
Yes. Hopefully it could improve the ability, but it depends. A purely cosmetic surgery may pose a challenge though. Read more...